Democrat Frank Borges to Run for U.S. Senate.
Venture capitalist and former State Treasurer Frank Borges will enter and roil the race for the 2012 Democratic nomination for the United States Senate, Daily Ructions has learned. Borges won two statewide races for treasurer in 1986 and 1990. He served in that office until resigning 1993. In politics, that intangible asset, luck, was Borges’ constant companion.
Borges, 59, is a former secretary of the NAACP and was an early supporter of President Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. Borges has enjoyed great success in the hard driving world of venture capital in his position with Landmark Partners. The Farmington Democrat, according to supporters, is willing to invest some of his considerable resources in the race. In addition, he has easy access to a nationwide network of wealthy, engaged Democratic donors. A moderate, he would be the first African-American to win a Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate in Connecticut.